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Mushroom Ragu

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After a month of limited cooking, it felt good to make my shopping list, grab my reusable canvas bags like a true Park Sloper, and head out to the market for the ingredients for a mushroom ragu. My first recipe of 2010 is not a complicated one, but it is a satisfying, simple dish that reheats well the next day. It can also be doubled (or tripled) to serve as a layer in a vegetarian lasagna.

Before I get to the recipe though, I want to do a quick follow-up on my New Years resolutions. I admit I have not brought my lunch to work this week and I have not written in my journal since Monday. However, I’ve made dinner four nights and I made an appointment to have my wisdom teeth removed. (Can you hear the joy in my prose?) If you have any suggestions for good post-wisdom tooth removal recipes, I’d love to hear them. Now, on to the recipe. Continue Reading →

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Five Ingredients: Mushroom Tacos

I’ve decided to challenge myself by creating a dish every few weeks that requires five ingredients or less (not counting salt, pepper, and olive oil). It tends to save time, and as we continue to slog through these tough economic times, recipes with sprawling ingredient lists are becoming much less appealing. 

The first installment in this series is mushroom tacos. They are a satisfying and quick meal, especially when paired with some Spanish rice (not counted in list of five ingredients). Continue Reading →

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Leftovers: Roasted Tomato Linguine


One of the dishes I made with the heirloom tomatoes this weekend was a roasted tomato pasta. Whenever you don’t want to spend a lot of energy on a pasta dish, but want to keep it classy (aka, not just pouring the usual sauce from a jar over some spaghetti), roasted tomatoes are a great option. There’s a depth of flavor that you don’t get when adding sliced, raw tomatoes, and it puts any jar sauces to shame. Also, the whole dish reheats well, hence the photo above. Here’s the recipe:
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